Things now gone and things still here : a collection of essays
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Included in this collection of essays are four works: "Bare Ground," "The Hawk," "The Car Crash," and "The Terrible Sublime." Two of the pieces--"Bare Ground," and "The Hawk," depict my life growing up on an apple orchard/farm in Southeastern Minnesota. "The Hawk," is a piece in which the narrator, myself, tries to come to terms with the fact that his father, as well as himself, are only human, and focuses on a traumatic incident in the narrator's life in which his father was forced to shoot a beautiful creature, a hawk, and the meanings the narrator attached to this creature. "Bare Ground," on ...